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3D-printed keycaps ... and the possibility of backlit keys!

I've not been happy with the keycaps on my 737 FMC. I've tried a few methods of printing them: printing the letters recessed on black filament, and then using a fine tipped paintbrush, filling in the recessed parts with white acrylic paint. This method was ok for single letters, but for keys with multiple characters such as "EXEC", my hand painting skills were not up to the task.Printing a blank keycap with white filament, and then printing the label on 2 layers of transparency sheets. This i...

Power Supply Enclosure Project

I've been using a AC to 12VDC converter and a 12V to 5V converter on my desk for the last 10 years, to test out various project stuff. Recently I've been exploring stepper motors, and needed a bit more power than what my existing power supplies were rated for. So it was time for an upgrade. Thoughts The switching power supplies I typically see on the market have a metal frame but semi-exposed AC power connections. While they're cheap and reliable, I'm not a fan of this design and decided t...

Car Phone Holder for a Note 3 + Folio Cover

My dad uses a folio-style case on his mobile phone, so as to protect not just the body of the phone but also the front screen. A downside of this is that the Galaxy Note 3 with such a case is too big to fit inside any car phone holder. So each time he needs to use Waze while driving, my dad would need to remove the phone from the case, and replace it back again after he's reached his destination. This is all too much work so it is time for the 3D Printer to come to the rescue ... We rummaged...

3D Printer to the Rescue : Replacement Phone Charging Dock Bracket

While I love using Waze and Spotify while driving, one thing I really dislike is having to connect the charger to the phone while in the car. This operation is just too fiddly to have to do each time you get in and out. So when I got the Note 7 last year, one of the first things I did was to invest in a in-car wireless charger. With this you just slide the phone into its dock, and you're set. It was great -- until the Note 7 had to be returned, and I reverted to my Note 3. But I was so hooke...

New Toy: WiFi Controlled AC Switch for My 3D Printer - Hacked Itead Sonoff

Short Shorter Story A few weeks back I discovered that the stepper motors on my 3D printer were warm to the touch, even when not in use. I asked on the facebook group and learned that the motors are kept powered to prevent the extruder from being accidentally moved. This doesn't work for me, as since the printer is on a different floor and operated remotely, I like to leave it powered on. But I didn't like the idea of having the motors powered. So I decided to look for a remotely controllab...

3D Gadgets Store, Taman Maluri Cheras

The current project I'm working on recommends using Transparent PETG filament for one of the components. This was new stuff for me, as I've been printing using PLA filament so far. I searched and found a seller on lelong.com.my (where I usually source for filaments). I did some googling and turns out the seller actually has a retail outlet specializing in 3D printers and accessories. Since shipping was RM13, I decided to self-collect (you have this option if you are buying from their dedicat...

DIY 3D Printer Enclosure - Repurposing the IKEA LACK Table

I decided to re-purpose the IKEA LACK coffee table into an enclosure for my 3D printer. It's a well known hack that when stacked, among other things, the LACK is the perfect size for the Original Prusa I3 MK 2 printer (and most i3-style printers), and I already had two of IKEA LACKs in the house (and even if I didn't, they're currently going for MYR29.90 which is a pretty cheap way to get a basic structure started). Filament Holder and LACK support brackets There isn't room for the filam...